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England v India
ODI #1, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
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Cricket Betting Tips for the 1st ODI of the Bilateral ODI series between England and India.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Jake Ball
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur
Head to Head
|ENG v IND||Won||Lost||Tie||NR||Total||Win %|
|At Old Trafford||1||2||0||0||3||33%|
|Last 5 matches||3||2||0||0||5||60%|
The one thing that has changed from the T20I series is the lack of fast bowling options for India. Jusprit Bumrah is ruled out with an injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is doubtful of playing.
The ground (Trentbridge, Nottingham) has produced a lots of runs in the recent games. England have benefited most out of it. They eclipsed their previous best ODI score of 444 (on the same venue) by scoring 481 against the Australians. They have managed to chase 350 against New Zealand as well.
This pitch assists the bowlers a bit in the second innings. And it helps especially the spinners as the day progresses. Considering the shorter size of the ground both teams will be looking forward to chase. Also the 3 match T20I series had all matches won by the teams batted 2nd. So there’s no wonder both captains think chasing is the way to go. Bat 1st or 2nd Indians have the better batting unit and better spin bowlers. Their only worry would be their lack of death bowling option.
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With England currently gripped with World Cup fever, the fact that the top two teams in ODI cricket begin a three-match series on Thursday (July 12) at Trent Bridge is being somewhat drowned out by matters in Russia. Nevertheless, the upcoming series is a vital tuning-up exercise for both India and England ahead of next summer’s cricket World Cup in this country.
There is little to choose between the two teams right now. England, ranked top of the ODI rankings, have won ten of their last 12 bilateral series while India have won their last nine. Eight of the top 20 batsmen in the ICC’s rankings will be on show and despite India and England being without their best one-day seamers in Jasprit Bumrah and Chris Woakes, there is enough quality on show with the ball too.
In the last meeting between the two sides, in India in early 2017, the home side emerged victorious 2-1 with the series decided by the English bowlers’ inability to restrict India’s batsmen on flat wickets. Although the home side’s bowlers are not the finished article, they have improved markedly since then. Woakes’ absence though will be a big loss given his role with the new ball and at the death.
The last series between the teams in England in 2014 resulted in a thumping 3-1 victory for India but that will have little bearing on this match-up. Eoin Morgan’s team is unrecognisable from that 2014 version in both personnel, approach and style.
With England enjoying a rare heatwave, the pitches for the three games at Trent Bridge, Lord’s and Headingley will be drier than normal which should make spin a key facet of the game for both teams. Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali routed Australia during England’s 5-0 victory last month but should find things harder against India’s superb middle order while Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal showed what they can do during India’s T20I series victory.
The spinners might be the only bowlers looking forward to the first game of the series at Trent Bridge. Given the strength of the two sides’ batting line-ups – they have the two highest averages per wicket in ODI cricket since the last World Cup – and the probable lack of seam or swing, there might be some nervous pace bowlers in both camps.
England amassed a world record 481 against Australia in Nottingham during the third ODI and it’s likely to be another high scoring game. Joe Root played down the chance of any more records being broken in this match – “It’s dangerous to start thinking too far ahead,” he said – but given the quality of the players on show it can’t be ruled out. That would be a story to rival anything the football World Cup can throw up.
When: Thursday July 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM local (5:00 PM IST)
Where: Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
What to expect: The Trent Bridge pitch should be flat, true and perfect for batting although there might be some spin if the surface is dry. The forecast is set fair with temperatures expected to be in the mid to high 20s.
The dilemma faced by England is how they will fit Ben Stokes back into the team which defeated Australia 5-0 last month. The most vulnerable batsman looks to be Alex Hales at number three although he scored a big hundred in the third ODI at Trent Bridge. Whichever way England go, it would be harsh on someone. Following his rest during the T20I series, Mark Wood will return to take the new ball alongside David Willey, with Stokes and Liam Plunkett proving the other seam options.
Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
The biggest worry for India is going to be fitness of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the last T20I through a stiff back. Rohit Sharma confirmed that he will be assessed by the physio following the training session on Wednesday, before adding: “looks fine to me”. If Bhuvneshwar misses out, India’s fast bowling attack will include Umesh Yadav and one out of Shardul Thakur and Siddarth Kaul. Thakur is coming into the series on the back of fine showing for India A in England.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina/Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul/Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav
What they said:
“It is a good marker to see where we are at. It’s a great opportunity for us to play a strong Indian team who will pose different challenges to what Australia did at the start of the summer. A very different look to their bowling attack, for example. It’s a very exciting time.” – Joe Root on the challenge posed by India
“It was important for me to strike form as early as possible. After IPL, I haven’t played [much] cricket, so it was important for me to strike form as early as I could.” – Rohit Sharma on the need for him to play a big knock early on a long tour.
England (From): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Jake Ball
India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur
If England’s long-term ODI project needed one last tryout ahead of next year’s World Cup, there can hardly be a better dress rehearsal than facing cricket’s other formidable ODI team at home. There’s a plethora of staggering batting and bowling numbers around both England and India, but the larger picture is that this is a contest between No. 1 and No. 2, with the possibility that those positions could be either one’s by the end of the series.
For now, it is England, with their explosive openers and robust middle order who come in as the better-ranked side. They have lost only four of the 21 ODIs they have played in the last 12 months, with the most recent string of those wins coming in the 5-0 thrashing they handed to Australia.
Those would be grounds to be favourites against any other team, but as the T20I series – with largely the same players – showed, the competition is likely to be neck to neck and winning will depend on how the teams maneuver crucial short phases, the kind that are expected to belong to match-winners.
On flat surfaces, both these teams can be destructive. What will we see when they take on each other on England’s characteristically flat surfaces? One can only predict that whatever it is, it won’t be dull. What’s more? We’re back to Trent Bridge, where England scored a record-breaking 481 less than a month ago.
England WWWWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
In the spotlight
Virat Kohli is rarely outside of the spotlight, but there is tremendous significance in this tour for him on a personal front. While his numbers in England are up there – an average of 52.46 in 19 games – he hasn’t done well against England in the country – an average of 32.33 in 10 games. You’d bet on him doing better than that average considering his three centuries in six innings this year, but there is the possibility that India could look to solve their No. 4 dilemma by dropping their captain into that slot like they had during the T20s. In ODIs, he last batted there in October 2015: will Kohli risk that move in his pursuit to win every session of the tour?
Jonny Bairstow has made a century against every team he has faced this year, and is currently top of the charts with 864 runs in 16 innings. His opening partner, Jason Roy, has made three ODI hundreds this year and is the only other international batsman to make more than 700 runs in the format. Both of them have been striking at greater than 100, and have struck a combined 174 fours and 45 sixes between them. With Jasprit Bumrah out of the ODI series and Bhuvneshwar Kumar battling a stiff back, how the openers do against India’s inexperienced pace line-up can set the tone for how the middle order tackles the wristspinners.
Ben Stokes is expected to come straight back into the England XI after missing the Australia series. Alex Hales is likely to make way for him.
England (probable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood/Jake Ball
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is doubtful for the opening ODI after he was rested for the final T20I in Bristol due to a back injury. He went to the ground on a day of optional training but did not participate in any warm-up exercises or net sessions. Rohit Sharma said that Bhuvneshwar was “fine” but a final decision would only be taken on match day. Siddarth Kaul, who had a hit in the nets, could take Bhuvneshwar’s place and accompany Umesh Yadav in the pace attack.
India (probable): 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 KL Rahul, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Dinesh Karthik/Suresh Raina, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Umesh Yadav
Stats and trivia
- England have a win-loss record of 46-19 since the 2015 World Cup; India are the only team that comes close, with a 39-19 record in the same period
- MS Dhoni is 33 runs away from 10,000 ODI runs
“India have been a really strong team in this format for a long time. They won last time they came over here. I know it was a very different side they played against but it is a really good marker to see where we’re at.”
Joe Root does a memory check
“When you’re playing on pitches like this, you want to bat second. This team likes chasing down targets. I’m sure England would like the same. We’ve noticed the last series they played here, it was high scoring. This very ground was where they scored 480 runs. I’m expecting nothing less than a high-scoring series.”
Opener Rohit Sharma could play a key role if India put up a big score